If you are looking for the Tunnel Tree in either Sequoia, King's Canyon or even Yosemite, you are out of luck. That poor creature who had its base tunneled through for tourism was never in fact in any... more
Moro Rock is well worth the climb for its views over the park and the high Sierra's in the distance. To get there you can either take a shuttle from the Giant forest Museum or take a 1 1/2 mile hike.... more
The narrow and winding Crystal Cave Road is only 7 miles long, but has over 100 turns as it twists its way through forest and foothills to the entrance of Crystal Cave. There are a multitude of... more
There are many miles of hiking trails in Sequoia National Park. I was not able to hike very much outside the Foothills Area because when I got to the higher elevations there was too much snow and I... more
Though the Grant Grove Trail is located in King's Canyon National Park, it fits more into the mold of walks in Sequoia National Park. This half mile loop is wheel chair accessible and brings visitors... more
The General Sherman Tree is considered the largest living tree by volume. It is neither the tallest or widest but if you combine its 275 foot height with its 102 foot ground circumference, it is a... more
Hospital Rock is located just outside the entrance to Buckeye Flat campground on the southern end of Generals Highway. There's a small picnic area here, and plenty of parking, then you can cross the... more
The Congress Trail starts at the General Sherman Tree and is probably the most popular in the park. For this reason, try to get on this trail early to not only get a parking spot but also to enjoy the... more
This resevoir on the Kaweah River outside the park would probably fall under Lemon Cove or Three Rivers, but I'm putting it here. The lake is surrounded by the foothills of the Sierra, and there is... more
Crescent Meadow is a lovely area that you can walk around in a 1.8 mile loop that picks up 190 feet. Though you are walking in the forest, it circles a nice lush open area that is great for spotting... more
If you've wanted to photograph a monarch giant sequoia from base to crown, but haven't been able to, try visiting the McKinley Tree, on the Congress Trail. From the base of the tree, a trail leads to... more
This is a good 1-mile (some signs say 3/4-mile) loop that leads through the Giant Forest, explaining the history of the park and showcasing many giant sequoias. Though it's not the best trail for... more
If I knew how beautiful this trail would be, I would've alloted way more time on it. From Crescent Meadow, the trail begins by climbing gently through sequoias in Giant Forest. While hiking this... more
Beetle Rock is nothing spectacular: it's basically a tiny granite dome with a nice view of the Middle Fork Canyon and the Foothills. You can't see any snowcapped peaks or lakes from here, but the... more
There is no reason to miss this trail: it's only 3.5 miles round trip, and it leads to a beautiful view. From the Trailhead, the trail leads through slightly rocky terrain and alternating forest and... more
I suppose that most people know that the biggest trees in the world are found in California. The coastal redwoods are the tallest trees in the world and the sequoias are the largest trees by volume in...
Why hidden? Simple.
The Sequoia National Park is located almost in the middle of California, maybe the most visited state in the United States, but it is still quite difficult to reach or to add it to...